You may think you have organizational quality under control, but without shop floor quality integration, how can you ensure best practices are being followed? The shop floor is a place of constant change and companies need to be responsive to stay competitive. Disparate systems or manual processes slow operations and often have a negative impact on product quality. Implementing a shop floor quality solution is a proven way to increase manufacturing productivity and boost quality on the shop floor.
Processes can be clearly defined, improved upon, and automated in order to streamline manufacturing operations. Quality performance metrics can be viewed in real-time for an accurate view of the manufacturing enterprise. With instant web access to data, resources can be better allocated and adjustments to products or components can be made on the fly.
The following improvements can be achieved using a shop floor quality solution:
Achieve a paperless shop floor
An integrated shop floor quality solution allows companies to eliminate redundant data entry and manual processes and create an online repository of essential quality documents needed for audit.
Improve quality through integration of quality and manufacturing data
The software provides companies with real-time information that can be shared across the enterprise about work-in-process and allows teams to communicate for better control over manufacturing operations. All this information can then be synched with a manufacturer’s ERP system for a complete picture of the production process.
Maintain complete genealogy and traceability of all components
Users have the flexibility to create, record, query and manage traceability requirements driven by compliance and quality. Complete genealogy of every part, subassembly, and final assembly can be managed and tracked within the solution. The system allows for serialized product tracking and as-built configuration management. Compliance to DoD requirements for counterfeit parts avoidance, mitigation, and disposition helps manufacturers effectively control their supply chain.
Experience a reduction in scrap & rework cost
A shop floor quality solution can reduce the rate of failure, representing a significant savings. With a consistent view of the production process, managers can effectively communicate engineering changes to eliminate waste and avoid quality issues. Manufacturers can work with members or their supply chain to further reduce scrap and rework expense.
Get Complete Visibility into the Inspection Process
Users can manage the inspection process and inspection documentation history for greater control of the manufacturing process, and immediately identify potential for costly errors without slowing down production. Detailed inspection and shop work instructions with attachments, variable and attribute data collection, documentation and workflow management of nonconforming material can be utilized by shop floor personnel.
Effectively Track Shop Floor Skills
Objective evidence of job skill training, machinery and process skills and industry skills such as FAA, FDA, AS9100, & EASA is available within the system to ensure workforce compliance. Reminders can be sent when expiration dates approach and employees with expired training can be restricted from performing tasks.
Gain support for industry quality and regulatory standards
A shop floor quality solution allows companies to automate compliance process and consistently meet requirements. Users can track and address ITAR requirements, Federal Acquisition Regulations on counterfeit parts, ISO Audits & Certifications, and Government and Supplier Audits, ensuring regulatory compliance and supply chain quality.
Take the next step in improving shop floor quality and manufacturing efficiencies. Learn more by watching our TIPSFE Solution Overview or contact TIP Technologies for a personalized demo of our TIPSFE shop floor quality solution.